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Giant, House-Eating Snails Invading Florida

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Miami

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive i...

WATCH: Family Canoe Trip Takes Jaw-Dropping Turn

Posted 04.11.2013 | Miami

A tour guide in the Florida Everglades took his excursion to 11 when he spotted a massive Burmese Python -- and leapt into the water to wrestle it int...

Why There Are More Of These Guys Off Our Coast

Sun Sentinel | Robert Nolin and Steve Waters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Miami

Florida always has attracted a broad spectrum of foreign critters, from spring breakers to pythons, to coyotes and Africanized bees. But in recent mon...

LOOK: Massive Great White Caught A Mile From Beach

Sun Sentinel | Steve Waters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Miami

Great white sharks are a rarity in Florida, so when a shark ate a butterflied bonito on a kite line Tuesday morning off Fort Lauderdale, the crew on H...

What A Milky White Sky Means

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 06.02.2013 | Miami

In April the tourists depart, and the air pollution arrives. Although South Florida's air quality is generally good, the window between winter's cool...

Horrible News For Our Favorite Animals

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Miami

Manatee deaths in Florida appear to be on a record pace and could reduce the gentle sea creatures' overall population to dangerous levels, according t...

Finally!

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 05.25.2013 | Miami

A procession of trucks rumbled into Fort Lauderdale on Monday, bringing the first deliveries of new sand to a beach washed away five months ago by Hur...

A Slimy, Unwelcome Record Pulled From Broward Canal

Posted 05.17.2013 | Miami

A massive, record-breaking fish has been pulled from a South Florida canal -- but it's not good news. That's because the 14 pounds, 3 ounce fish i...

Big Sugar Gets Everglades Lease Extension

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 05.14.2013 | Miami

Big Sugar can stay longer but will have to start paying to farm taxpayer-owned land intended for Everglades restoration, according to a new lease deal...

Scientists Issue Dire Warning

AP | Posted 05.11.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Three major sewage plants in South Florida could be reduced to shrinking islands in less than 50 years due to climate change, according...

AWFUL!

Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami

Two birds are recovering in the Florida Keys after they were found with beer cans stuck around their necks. "This was done on purpose!" Florida Key...

LOOK: Animal Lovers Building Massive Noah's Ark Near Miami

Posted 03.04.2013 | Miami

Noah's Ark -- without all the flood and calamity -- is coming to Miami. A group of four friends behind an unusual Biblical-themed zoo under constru...

Daily Show: Tea Party STILL Wants Legal Manatee Rides

Posted 02.22.2013 | Miami

The tea party's influence may have waned on a national level, but the movement's Dr. Michael Coffman isn't giving up on an ongoing fight in Florida. ...

LOOK: 22 Of Florida's Other Invasive Species

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 02.20.2013 | Miami

While 68 dead Burmese pythons didn't make much of a dent in their pervasive South Florida population, officials say Florida's infamous Python Challeng...

Python Challenge Winners Announced!

Posted 04.11.2013 | Miami

A Miami man won three cash prizes for hunting snakes in Florida's Python Challenge, then donated his winnings to help a little girl with cancer. R...

EPA Wants Big Change For Florida

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 04.17.2013 | Miami

Florida may soon be forced to clean up the water washing into canals, the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, but businesses and governments say the ...

'This Is An Economic Disaster'

Post On Politics | John Kennedy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Miami

South Florida lawmakers got a stark look Wednesday at how rising sea levels could dramatically change Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade counties and the...

Things Go VERY Wrong For 2 Python Hunters

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Two young men who became "stranded and disoriented" while taking part in a python hunt in Florida's Everglades were rescued Thursday afternoo...

Florida's Twisted Waterways Policy

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 04.06.2013 | Miami

It is senseless to give the major polluters a green light to foul the very waterways that taxpayers are spending dearly to fix. But that is what Gov. ...

UM Closes Important Archaeological Spring

The Tampa Tribune | Keith Morelli | Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Five hundred years after Ponce de Leon landed near St. Augustine and named the land La Florida -- celebrated this year with more than 100 his...

Study: South Florida Coral Reefs In 'Extremely Alarming' Decline

Sun Sentinel | Robert Nolin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

The region's coral reefs, including those off South Florida, have ceased growing at an "extremely alarming" rate and may be poised for massive erosion...

Python Body Count Goes Up!

AP | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — More than 1,000 people signed up to hunt Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades, but just a fraction of them have been successful so ...

NEW Python Challenge Body Count Released

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.18.2013 | Miami

IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES -- The man known as "Alligator Ron" has a lifetime of experience in the Florida Everglades, a fleet of airboats at his dispo...

WATCH: How Many Snakes Did 'Senator Python' Kill?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Miami

If you've always wanted to see a congressman give a press conference in front of a writhing 11-foot Burmese python, well, just click play above. I...

Snake Bodies Not Exactly Piling Up

The Tampa Tribune | Keith Morelli | Posted 03.17.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- The state of Florida this weekend unleashed a thrill-seeking public on the Burmese python, an invasive species that has set up house in the F...